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Epic Juorneys

Each year millions of shorebirds make an amazing round-trip journey between the northern and southern hemisphere. Migration Productions’ stunning video, “Epic Journeys,” by Shawn Carey and Jim Grady looks at three shorebird species—red knot, piping plover and semipalmated sandpiper—and the challenges these species face during each of their monumental annual treks. Interviews and footage were shot on Plymouth Beach and South Beach in Massachusetts, the Bay of Fundy in Canada, and Cape May/Delaware Bay area in New Jersey

Semipalmated Sandpipers (Bay of Fundy)
Semipalmated Sandpipers (Bay of Fundy)

 

GoPro, Plymouth Beach and Shorebirds

Over the past few year I have become increasingly interested in recording video of birds and other wildlife using any number of my Canon digital SLR bodies. The quality of the footage can often be remarkable and in many cases I find it more compelling then still photography.

The first test video I posted to YouTube in 2009 was of Harbor Seals off the coast of Massachusetts. It’s nothing special in my opinion but does show what you can do with a modest priced camera like a Canon 7D. I’m now using a Canon Mark IV and Canon 1DX. (more…)